Ben Thatcher has been suspended by Man City and charged by the FA following his disgraceful challenge on
Portsmouth’s Pedro Mendes. Thatcher must answer a charge of serious foul play by 12 September. A statement on City’s website said: ‘Ben Thatcher has been suspended from first-team action… This is pending the results of the club’s internal
investigation into the incident involving Pedro Mendes during the game
with Portsmouth on Wednesday.’
Greater Manchester Police have also confirmed it had received complaints which it is ‘duty bound’ to investigate.